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BROOKLYN EATS Female Makers Make Their Mark at BROOKLYN EATS
nita makes yogurt. Chitra makes an Indian relish called Achaar. Pooja makes ice cream with native spices from India. And, Marisa makes salt water taffy. This year’s BROOKLYN EATS food and beverage showcase brought a variety of flavors and differing elements, but it also brought a unifying theme -- female makers are making their mark on the food manufacturing industry. Sixty-one exhibitors showcased at the event held on Thursday, June 28 at BKLYN STUDIOS at City Point, and 21 of them were women-owned businesses. In Brooklyn, food and beverage manufacturing has grown by 31 percent since 2009 to 7,300 jobs, according to a new economic report from NY State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. And, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2017, women made up almost 42% of the food manufacturing industry nationwide. The event’s popularity showcases the broader success of Brooklyn’s food and beverage manufacturing scene, an economic force that accounts for the greatest portion of manufacturing jobs in the borough. Brooklyn food manufacturing created over 6,000 jobs during the first half of 2015, and 35 percent of New York City’s food manufacturing jobs are located in the borough. “Brooklyn’s food and beverage manufacturers are an industrious and spirited bunch of people who are really making an impression on the culinary sector throughout Brooklyn and beyond. Plus, they are environmentally conscious and making use of the borough’s many natural resources to sustain and grow their businesses. We appreciate their participation and thank our sponsors and the city and state legislatures for their essential support,” said Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Acting President Rick Russo. “BROOKLYN EATS is always a huge success, but this year was especially successful due to the strength of women entrepreneurs who are manufacturing high-quality, artisanal products right here in Brooklyn,” said Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Denise Arbesu. “It’s great to sample and purchase
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the results of their hard work, and passion, and to know their production has led to job creation and economic development in the borough.” “Being in business in Brooklyn is extraordinary from the rest of the world because of the invaluable knowledge and collaborative spirit you can only get from others running businesses here. And, working side by side with fellow women entrepreneurs who started in their own kitchens and at pop-up markets and now have thriving, successful businesses – is so
exciting to see. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by these tough, smart and resourceful women,” said Anita’s Yogurt Founder Anita Shepherd. “It’s exciting to be a new business in Brooklyn. Not only is there support from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, but people are hungry for Brooklyn-Made new, healthy, and organic foods. At Norwegian Baked we are bringing our tradition of Norwegian nutrientrich crispbread to modern-day Brooklyn with health-conscious quality food that tastes good.
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It’s even more meaningful to be able to be amongst like-minded women in this business who understand the challenges and are passionate about their successes,” said Norwegian Baked’s Founder and Baker Hedvig Bourbon. “We have had great success with BROOKLYN EATS and this was our third time exhibiting. It has become a must-visit for everyone in town for the food shows that week, and there are an increasing number of buyers and media every year who focus on the Brooklyn brands
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Attendees explore the show floor at BROOKLYN DESIGNS
(Left) Attendees explore Fitchwork’s unique lighting display. (Right) Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon addresses the audience at BROOKLYN DESIGNS
(Left) Keynote speaker Jonathan Marvel, of Marvel Architects (l.) speaks to audience and answers questions from Paul Makovsky of Metropolis Magazine (r.) (Right) From left to right moderator Bryan Mason of AphroChic, Trent Preszler of Preszler Woodshop, Jenn Singer of Jenn Singer Gallery and Jeanine Hays of AphroChic speak on a panelist about Art, Culture and Design
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and make a point to visit. In fact, we made the connection with our largest customer, who is a national retailer, at BROOKLYN EATS last year,” said Legally Addictive Foods Founder Laura Shafferman. She added, “being a female founder has been nothing but an advantage in this community and I’ve made so many friends with other incredible women food entrepreneurs since we opened four years ago. New York City is definitely the absolute best place in the country to be a female founder.” Shafferman was recently part of a panel discussion on women in manufacturing that took place on June 6 at The Noble Experiment as part of the Brooklyn Chamber’s Meet the Makers series. The well-attended event covered topics such as the challenges women face in the manufacturing world, why they located their business in Brooklyn and any advice they would give to fellow entrepreneurs looking to start their own businesses. Other panelists included Kimmee Hoffman, co-owner of Greenpoint Trading Co. and Nina Nathel, Operations Manager at Nobletree Coffee. Both companies will exhibit at BROOKLYN EATS. The Brooklyn Chamber has produced BROOKLYN EATS in some fashion since 1997, when it began as a trade show for Brooklyn restaurants. The aim was to encourage attendees to gain business to the restaurants after the show. Today, BROOKLYN EATS is aimed at local and regional buyers/distributors, restaurateurs and consumers with the aim of increasing visibility
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and sales of the variety of high quality foods and beverages that are made in Brooklyn. Exhibitors will provide samples of their products and for the first time, in the show’s history, will be able to sell their merchandise.
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Communications covers a lot of ground at the Chamber
he Brooklyn Chamber’s Communications team is a two-person operation covering promotions, media relations, digital and social media, speechwriting, copy editing, and original content for publications such as the Progress. Meredith Daniels, whose past experience has been as a multimedia journalist and press liaison for the MTA, leads the team. Chloe Silversmith, who joined the Chamber in May after working at BAM and NYCEDC, brings her marketing knowledge and cultural institution experience to the job. Together, the team puts out six issues of the Progress per year, a twice-weekly e-newsletter, called the Buzz, runs the Chamber social media sites, as well as event-specific social media sites, and provides updates to the Chamber’s website, ibrooklyn.com. And, as you read in the last issue of the Progress Meet the Team story, the Chamber puts on many events which involve many components. So, all materials associated with events, such as journals, signage, flyers and other collateral cannot go out until it is carefully copyedited and approved by the Communications team. “We literally make sure the “t’s” are crossed and the “i’s” are dotted. I enjoy writing and copyediting, and George works so hard on the design, it would be a shame to have any
mistakes in the copy,” said Vice President of Communications Meredith Daniels. Branding and voice are also a big part of communicating what the Brooklyn Chamber is, and what it does. As a member-driven
organization, as a support system for individuals looking for healthcare assistance, job seeking advice or networking opportunities, the Chamber portrays itself as a friendly, approachable, informative and understanding
organization. We are a staff of diverse individuals, corresponding with a community of diverse individuals, and the Communications team strives to provide familiarity and shared interests when communicating to our audience. In the world of digital distribution and immediate news, social media is very important as a means of sharing information with the membership and beyond. “Working on social media entails a variety of tasks; from figuring out what type of copy, images, and social media channel will most effectively reach and engage the audience, to selecting and guiding businesses for Instagram takeovers for event promotion,” said Communications Associate Chloe Silversmith. Essentially, the Communications team works with every department at the Brooklyn Chamber, in order to promote and disseminate information about all the great work the Chamber does. “We have so much going on at any given time that we don’t have a problem running out of our own news to share, but the best part of the job is actually helping members share their stories. Many small businesses don’t have time to concentrate on marketing. So, if we can help promote them in some small way then we become better and more effective communicators,” said Daniels.
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Board Member Spotlight on Phil Stenger
hilip F. Stenger served a two-year term as Chairman of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the Brooklyn Alliance and continued to serve on the board of directors in an emeritus capacity until his passing last month. He served on the Chamber’s Centennial Committee, contributing to a celebration that began this February. Stenger also served as the President of the Municipal Club of Brooklyn and wass the former Chairman of the Council of Regents of St. Francis College. He served on many boards and contributed to many organizations during his 60-year career in banking which began at Bankers Trust Company in 1953, where he rose through the ranks to Assistant Treasurer in 1965, Assistant Vice President in 1969 and Vice President in 1971. In 1984, Phil joined National Westminster Bank until his retirement in 1993. He was employed as a consultant for TD Bank in the Brooklyn region where he was given the opportunity to develop new business and make introductions to potential
customers to his colleagues. “Phil Stenger was a leader amongst men. Phil was someone who was always there,
someone you could always count on for help and support. Phil was the “Dean of Bankers.” Above all, Phil treasured his family. I am proud to have called Phil a friend. Phil enriched all who knew him – Phil Stenger will be greatly missed,” said Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Denise Arbesu. “Phil Stenger was, in every sense, a true gentleman. A giant of the banking world, Phil’s leadership with legions of organizations over the decades places him central to the Brooklyn renaissance. Always impeccably attired, Phil remained vital in recent months, contributing his prowess to planning the Brooklyn Chamber’s Centennial Gala, an event with which he was devoted. So many have been the beneficiary of Phil’s expertise and friendship, and I am honored to count myself among them. I vividly recall a breakfast he asked I have with him in 2003 in Albany -- just us -- as he took a keen interest in the work I was taking on, having just joined the Chamber staff after serving as fel-
low Board members for five years previously -- now and again, I reminded him about what our talk meant to me. He was a constant in my work over the years, and I already miss him,” said Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Acting President Rick Russo. “Phil always showed great dedication and commitment to the many causes and organizations he was part of. For so many of us in banking he served as a role model and mentor and we will all miss him. He was always a man of service to his community, to Brooklyn, and his country (having served in the army during the Korean War) and our fond memories of him will live on forever. We wish his family peace and comfort during this time,” said Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Centennial Chair and Chair Emeritis Peter Meyer. Philip is survived by his wife Evelyn to whom he was married for over 60 years. Together they had three children and six grandchildren.
2018 BUILDING BROOKLYN AWARDS AUGUST 1, 2018 AT 1 HOTEL BROOKLYN BRIDGE The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and its Real Estate & Development Committee present Building Brooklyn Awards, an annual event that recognizes recently completed construction and renovation projects that enrich Brooklyn’s neighborhoods and economy. Building Brooklyn Awards also honors individuals who have made significant contributions toward enhancing the business conditions and economic climate of Brooklyn.
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Announcing the 2018 Building Brooklyn Awards Winners Historic Restoration 158 Clifton Residence Owner: Sawkill Lumber/ Alan Soloman Architect: Paul A. Castrucci Architect Builder: Blue Line Construction Sustainability Consultant: Right Environments
Education District 20 Pre-K Center Owner/ Developer: NYC School Construction Authority Architect: Doban Architecture Builder: Citnalta Construction Structural Engineer: Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP MEP Engineer: IAQ Systems Civil Engineer: Yu & Associates Acoustic Design: Longman Lindsey Food Service Design: Romano Gatland Elevator Consultant: Iros Elevator Design Services LLC Cost Estimator: VJ Associates
Open Space Brooklyn Bridge Park Boat House Owner/ Developer: Brooklyn Bridge Park Architect: Architecture Research Office Landscape Architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Builder: PJS Group Structural Engineer: LERA Consulting Structural Engineers MEP Engineer: Altieri Sebor Wieber Civil Engineer: Sherwood Design Engineers Geotechnical Engineer: Mueser Rutledge Lighting Consultant: Tillett Lighting Design, Inc. Acoustical Consultant: Cerami & Associates, Inc. Envelope Consultant: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger LEED Consultant: YR&G Code Consultant: Jensen Hughes
(Above) Building 77-Brooklyn Navy Yard. (Left) 325 Kent in Williamsburg.
Contributing Architect: GHWA Landscape Architect: HMWhite Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers MEP Engineer: Cosentini Associates Civil Engineer: AKRF Interior Design: Povero & Company, Mesh, E.G. Projects Energy and LEED Consulting: Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
Supreme Store Owner: Supreme Architect: Neil Logan, Architect Builder: John Petrocelli Construction Designer: Studio Christian Wassmann
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A Wide Range of Programming at the Brooklyn Historical Society This Summer
oused in an 1881 landmark building in Brooklyn Heights, the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) is a venue worth noting on the outside as well as the inside. It is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn’s extraordinary 400year history. As mentioned in the Centennial edition of the Progress, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is proud to celebrate a quarter of this rich history with its current exhibit at BHS — The Business of Brooklyn: An Exhibition on the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, which explores the past 100 years of business in the borough. The exhibition showcases images and objects from companies large and small that thrived in Brooklyn, including Domino Sugar, Squibb Pharmaceuticals, Schaefer Beer, Drake Bakeries, Abraham & Straus, Gage & Tollner, and many others. For those interested in digging into the history of business in Brooklyn from a different angle, Brooklyn Historical Society’s second location in DUMBO’s Brooklyn Bridge Park is host to a major exhibition and multimedia experience titled “Waterfront.”
“Waterfront” brings to life the vibrant history of Brooklyn’s coastline through stories of workers, artists, industries, activists, fami-
lies, neighborhoods, and ecosystems. Brooklyn Historical Society’s evening public programming provides a wide range of
panels and lectures throughout the summer. On July 31, in connection with ‘The Business of Brooklyn” exhibition, historian Joshua B. Freeman will discuss his recent book, “Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World.” Freeman, who is Distinguished Professor of History at Queens College, looks at how the factory has come to define the modern world, transforming the human condition and the environment. On July 19, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King presents his latest book, “Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found.” King tells the true, gripping story of false accusations against an African-American man in the late 1950s, and the reporter who doggedly pursues the truth. Finally, on August 23, Brooklyn Historical Society turns its attention to the buzz around bees. In the program “Urban Bees: Mead, Rooftop Farms, and an Environmental Crucible” experts discuss the proliferation of urban apiaries, honey’s ascent on bar and restaurant menus, and more. Programs at Brooklyn Historical Society start at 6:30 pm. For more information, to register for programs, and to see open hours, visit www.brooklynhistory.org.
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Brooklyn Chamber Age-Friendly New York Event Acting President Rick Russo (with New York Academy of Medicine Senior Policy Associate Ahsia Badi) spoke at the launch of Age-Friendly NYC Neighborhood Initiative at Borough Hall.
New York Presbyterian Opens Facility in Park Slope
Flatbush Small Business Educational Workshop
Navigator Manager Nancy Clermont (second from right) joined President Dr. Richard Leibowitz along with doctors and community leaders to celebrate the opening of the new NYP Medial Group facility in Park Slope.
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce partnered with the office of Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene to host a workshop on small businesses in Flatbush.
Career and Resource Fair in Bushwick HSBC visits Chamber
DiNapoli Economic Snapshot
The HSBC banking team visits the Brooklyn Chamber for its first stop on its borough-wide field day.
Brooklyn Chamber staff and board members joined NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli as he released his Economic Snapshot.
Assemblywoman Maritza Davila and Good Help Director Athena Hernandez host the Career and Resource Fair in Bushwick.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Israel Visit
Government Affairs Committee Meeting with U.S. Export Director
Brooklyn Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff Samara Karasyk visited Tel Aviv, Israel with the U.S. Chamber as part of Business Israel Visit.
The Brooklyn Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee hosted a roundtable discussion with Carmela Mammas, Director, U.S. Export Assistance Center of NY.
Young BK Drives Event at Tesla
Sightful Services Ribbon Cutting
The Young BK Professionals Committee spent an evening in Red Hook test driving Tesla cars and mingling over food and drinks provided by Abbotsford.
Brooklyn Chamber Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Melissa Chapman joins CEO of Sightful Services Lamont Williams and staff to cut the ceremonial ribbon for the location’s grand opening.
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… Out and About
Il Centro Opening
Brooklyn Improvement Association Banquet
First National Bank of Long Island Grand Opening
Former NYS First Lady Matilda Cuomo and Brooklyn Chamber Acting President Rick Russo at the Grand Opening of Il Centro.
Brooklyn Chamber Acting President Rick Russo (second from right) celebrated the Brooklyn Community Improvement Association at the Affable Restaurant in Sunset Park with (from left to right) Chamber Board Member Louie Lu, Assemblyman Peter Abbate and Chamber Board Member Gil Cygler.
The Brooklyn Chamber’s Membership Coordinator Lorraine Lowe (second from left) helped celebrate the Grand Opening of the First National Bank of Long Island in Cobble Hill.
NYC SBS Commissioner Makes Tour in Flatbush
Sheepshead Bay Summer Stroll and Health Fair
The Brooklyn Chamber toured Flatbush with NYC Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop and Council Member Mathieu Eugene to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month with small businesses in the area. (From left to right) Bishop, Eugene, Brooklyn Chamber Acting President Rick Russo
The Brooklyn Chamber, Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, Kingsborough Community College and the Sheepshead Bay Merchants Association hosted the Sheepshead Bay Summer Stroll and Health Fair. (Left photo, from left to right) Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, Brooklyn Chamber Acting President Rick Russo; Board Member Gil Cycler, and Chief of Staff to the Assemblyman Lenny Markh. (Right photo, from left to right) Chamber staff: Director of Membership Lizzie Cofrancesco, Director Organizing and Neighborhood Strategy Egaudy Gomez, Director Neighborhood Business Outreach Luc Saint-Preux
MWBE Meeting at Downstate
Stars & Stripes Annual Dinner
The Brooklyn Chamber’s MWBE Committee met in Downstate Medical Center. Veronica Harris (center) serves as the MWBE Committee’s liaison.
Brooklyn Chamber staff and Board members gathered for Stars & Stripes dinner at Sirico’s in Dyker Heights.
Brooklyn Chamber Acting President Honored by Seneca Club Steve Cohn honors Chamber’s Acting President Rick Russo at the Seneca Club Anniversary Dinner at Giando on the Water in Williamsburg.
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CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! June 5 – August 11, 2018 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! is celebrating its 40th year at the Prospect Park Bandshell. The festival runs from June 5th through August 11th. The annual series of outdoor concerts in Prospect Park has a different line up of artists each year featuring big names in a wide variety of genres. Whether its classic soul, hip-hop, funk or an indierock band, visiting this concert in Brooklyn is a yearly tradition! The majority of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! concerts are free, with a $5 suggested donation. This year, there are 25 free concerts and six benefit gigs that require tickets to purchase. The Prospect Park Bandshell is located at Prospect Park West, enter on 9th St or 11th St, Brooklyn. To arrive by subway, take the F train to 15th St–Prospect Park, or the 2, 3 trains to Grand Army Plaza. To see the full program listing of the artist line up through August, visit www.bricartsmedia.org/
Explore Brooklyn Has Your Passport to 100 Adventures! From the beautiful brownstones of Bedford-Stuyvesant, to the bohemian bars of Bushwick, to the Boardwalk thrills of Coney Island, Brooklyn is bursting with adventure. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and Explore Brooklyn have partnered with the travel content creators at Pathport to bring you our local passport guide of 100 of the best things to see and do in Brooklyn this year! With over 2.7 million residents, and thousands of shops, there are an array of things to see and do in the borough! It was a difficult task, but we have highlighted 100 activities for you. Sponsored by the world-famous Luna Park, with support from Kings Theatre, Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Nu Hotel, the guide is broken down into 10 sections of neighborhoods that all bring a different flavor to the adventurous palate. And while food and drink are certainly a big part of exploring the borough, sightseeing, amusement park rides, walking tours, music and fun for the kids are all included in this comprehensive guide. Don’t just take our word for it, though, see Brooklyn through the eyes of the best local Instagrammers. Mendy Waits @angrybaker will show you some of the best spots to grab some grub in Clinton Hill. Melissa Lee @mlee73 highlights some artsy activities in Williamsburg, and Naz Kasim @cainite follows some of Brooklyn’s best cultural institutions. In chapter one, dive into the history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard at Bldg 92 with a Past, Present and Future Tour with Turnstile Tours and walk the streets of the BedfordStuyvesant Historic district. This vibrant community of Bed-Stuy and Clinton Hill are
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home to local architecture and local shops for any given day of the week. Chapter two explores the wonders of Flatbush, Windsor Terrace, Kensington and Ditmas Park. Stroll the colonial streets of Ditmas Park to come across Brooklyn ARTery, a women-owned business selling the perfect Brooklyn-Made goods. Then, catch a show or tour at the historic venue of Kings Theatre in Flatbush. Chapter three outlines the must-haves you’ll find after stepping foot off of the Brooklyn Bridge in Downtown Brooklyn. You’ll want to check out the Misdemeanor Bar & Lounge at the lobby of the Nu Hotel and Jacques Tor-
res Chocolate in DUMBO. Chapter four introduces you to North Brooklyn; Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. For tips on some of the best tasting coffee, Café Grumpy is your go-to latte or drip coffee spot. Crossing over from Greenpoint to Williamsburg, it’s difficult to miss National SawDust, a beautiful non-profit musician-led performance space built in a former sawdust factory. Who can forget Red Hook? Chapter five takes you for a stroll on the waterfront. Sip a chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon on a barrel tasting tour at Red Hook Winery and then make your way over to Raaka Chocolate’s factory for a taste of their banana foster chocolate! Chapter six lists must go-to locations in Gowanus, Boerum Hill and Carroll Gardens for hanging with friends or family. Learn how to swing a tennis racket at Court 16 or rock climb at Brooklyn Boulders. After a day of activities, you’ve built an appetite for a slice of the infamous blackout chocolate cake at The Chocolate Room in Cobble Hill. Get ready to walk in chapter seven! ‘On the park’ introduces you to the sights of the Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park, GreenWood Cemetery in Greenwood and Barclays Center in Prospect Heights. Begin your boardwalk adventures in chapter eight! Experience rollercoaster thrills in Luna Park in Coney Island, The Freak Show at the Circus Sideshow in Coney Island USA, and authentic Italian food (since 1907) at Gargiulo’s Restaurant. Chapter nine delves into some of the
New York Aquarium 602 Surf Avenue The New York Aquarium located in Coney Island has spacious grounds that can accommodate any type of event and over 2,000 guests. Greet sea lions, visit the newly opened exhibit, ‘Ocean Wonders: Sharks!’, sip cocktails with sharks, or plan a picnic with an amazing ocean view! With a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations, the events staff can help plan the perfect setting for your celebration. With so many great ways of entertaining your guests, utilizing the entire aquarium makes for a great location when hosting larger, summer gatherings.
cultural institutions and entertainment in Brooklyn. View the ancient Egyptian art, American art and other current exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum. Head to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to view the cherry blossom season from March to May. Finish the day with dinner at BKW by Brooklyn Winery and enjoy a glass of Pinot Noir. Chapter ten is an ode to South Brooklyn. Marvel at all that Industry City has to offer with its 40 thousand square-foot food hall and shopping. Steps away is Five Boroughs Brewing – a brewery and tap room in the heart of Sunset Park. While in the area, explore Socceroof, a community, indoor rooftop soccer facility. Head to the nearby neighborhood of Dyker Heights for homemade, Sicilian cannoli’s in Villabate Alba bakery.
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AllDay Industry’s guide to increase restaurant’s profits in 5 easy steps
tory systems and controls in place to make sure that those items are used for the proper purposes. Keeping control of your inventory and analyzing your spending patterns will help you to reduce waste and over time, allow you to predict ordering on experience and historical information.
n the current restaurant landscape, it is increasingly important to cut costs and create operational efficiencies in all aspects of the business. With labor and rent prices escalating to new highs, every cent counts and can mean the difference between success and failure. At AllDay, we specialize in profit optimization and while most operators don’t have the time our resources to hire an outside firm to conduct a full audit, there are a few simple ways to effectively enhance profits at your operation.
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Identify Key Performance Metrics Identifying the key metrics for your business will help you to understand areas that can be improved upon. The metrics include food and beverage and labor costs – the prime costs – as well as your sales, revenue, and weekly covers. Identifying targeted areas for improvement will help you to develop a strategy so you can allocate your resources and efforts towards the most important factors that determine your business’s success.
sales and expenses reports will give you a greater understanding of what you are making and what you are spending. This will give you control over spends and will send you a “red flag” that will inform your solutions.
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Knowing how to analyze your bank statements will give you the opportunity to implement cost saving measures. When a spend is too high in an expense category, you can
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You’ve spent your money, make sure it generates revenue When operating a restaurant, you are purchasing hundreds of different products on a weekly basis. It is important to have inven-
Setting up an internal infrastructure is the strongest foundation that you can have when rolling out cost saving measures. Training your staff on these new procedures is essential to their success Create a training program, bringing in your managers as the advocates for change. Success can be hard to measure but as we know, setting up key metrics is the first step towards evaluating change. Creating operational efficiencies and profit enhancement can be an overwhelming prospect. Utilizing these tools are a great way to start your journey towards a bigger paycheck. There are always outside resources that can assist you in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of your efforts. At AllDay, we assist clients in enhancing their profits daily. Give us a call, we are more than happy to help.
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September 20: 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince
he historic Kings Theatre reopened its doors in 2015 as Brooklyn’s premier performing arts venue. Providing a destination for large-scale popular entertainment and serving as a resource for local arts groups and community organizations, the Cityowned Theatre is a cultural and economic cornerstone of the Flatbush community and a major fixture to Brooklyn’s vibrant cultural landscape. Whether you’re looking for a musical act, a little magic, a serious discussion or a reason to laugh, the venue’s summer lineup has a little bit of everything:
Presented by Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment the 4U tour is the first and only official Estate approved symphonic Prince celebration presenting the music of Prince like never before, with a full symphony orchestra. In addition, each show will feature a live band with world class musicians and vocalists who will perform alongside the orchestra. 4U will draw from Prince’s singular and extensive music catalog, highlighting many of his hits that captivated generations of fans, alongside lesser known gems.
July 21: Bring It! Live Takes the Stage Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, the stars of Lifetime’s hit series Bring It! will be coming to KINGS THEATRE Saturday July 21 at 8PM with an all new “Bring It! Live” 2018 summer tour. In 2016, the elite world of hip-hop majorette competition was brought to the main stage for the first time with an incomparable energy that took the country by storm. Audiences across the nation were enamored by the fierce, original, high-octane performances that inspired fans of all ages and left them clamoring for more. With hotter-than-ever,
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Vulfpeck is an American funk group founded in 2011. Influenced by rhythm sections of the past, the band has released four EPs, three albums and a silent album on Spotify titled Sleepify. The bands’ latest album, Mr Finish Line, was released in November 2017. The Brooklyn stop is part of their Wisdom of Crowds world tour with venues already sold out in Copenhagen, Dublin and London. Visit http://www.kingstheatre.com for a schedule of upcoming events and more information.
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BBT Brightens Brooklyn’s Southern Shore with Arts and Culture for All T ucked away on the campus of Kingsborough Community College is one of Brooklyn’s finest artistic gems: Brighton Ballet Theater (BBT). Since its founding 31 years ago, BBT has served as a cultural oasis for the many diverse immigrant, ethnic, religious and socio-economic groups that call Brooklyn home. It’s no wonder that the website hometogo.com, in a feature about NYC attractions, said that BBT “conveys the strength and dynamism of the local community.” Today this award-winning non-profit organization teaches over 300 children ages 2-18 classical ballet and several other dance genres, offers many different full-scale productions and a World of Dance Festival at affordable prices for local families, performs in many community festivals, provides arts enrichment at six public schools, and brings dance and fitness workshops to five senior centers annually. BBT is distinct from many other local dance programs in part because its instructors are all accomplished soloists from renowned touring companies and ballet academies in the former Soviet Union and/or graduates of university dance programs in the US. As the BBC noted in a story about Brighton Ballet Theater, it is now “one of the largest schools of classical Russian ballet in the country.” Another rarity: All BBT classes are taught to live musical accompaniment. One of BBT’s most distinctive features, however, is its Founder and Executive Director Irina Roizin’s belief that all children deserve an opportunity to dance, regardless of background, ability or fi-
nancial means. To this end, the organization offers more than $60,000 in need- and meritbased scholarships every year. This spring BBT’s Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Edouard Kouchnarev premiered a new version of “Cinderella,” set to the music of Verdi and focused on the the theme of forgiveness. “I always wanted to bring to life this classic story by Charles Perrault because it is, perhaps, the central fairytale of all times and peoples and, because it has seen thousands of variations...I wanted to add my own,” said Kouchnarev.
“Cinderella” is the latest production of BBT’s “Theater for Young Audiences,” which garnered a Neighborhood Achievement Award from Mayor Bloomberg in 2006. In an unusual twist, the current production stars Sasha, an 11-year-old native of Peru, as Cinderella and Logan, a 12-year-old whose parents hail from Spain and China, as the Prince. More experienced students, instructors and guest artists dance supporting roles. BBT is seeking support for more performances in community venues over the coming year. There are many different ways to support
this wonderful organization and expand its reach within the community. Individuals can enroll their children in BBT’s Summer Intensive (August 13-26) or academic year classes (starting in September), make a charitable contribution, or attend one of BBT’s productions. Corporations, foundations and other organizations can sponsor a performance, underwrite BBT scholarships, or partner with BBT in other ways, such as providing volunteers, space or services for a BBT event. Check out the website at www.bbtballet.org or call 718.769.9161 for more details.
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Distinguishing Management, Leadership and Supervision Accountable managerial leadership is critical to employee and business success. Management’s role is to ensure the organization’s work gets done in the best way possible. Differentiating between management and leadership is important. A strong leader seeks to understand his/her staff’s behaviors and personalities in order to attain success. Supervision is also important, but it does not carry the weight or authority of a managerial role. 18 Brooklyn Progress • July/August 2018
Such semantics and distinctions are important.
Effective Task Assigning equals Quality, Quantity, within Time and Resource Allocations (ETA=QQT/R) Strong managers must assign tasks effectively and cleverly. Quality, quantity, completion time and necessary resources are all important for effective employee task assignment. This involves open communication between manager and employee. When understood by both managers and workers, this formula eliminates confusion and misunderstanding of the tasks to be completed.
Self-Awareness In order to live a fulfilling life, individuals must understand their own capability and recognize desires and needs. It is equally important that we understand how our actions and behaviors impact others. Self-knowledge is a powerful tool and a critical component of a successful employee, if this employee is to help a business also achieve success.
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hausting. Add work into the fold, and along comes a host of other issues to confront daily. Self-care—exercise, deliberate breathing techniques, mindfulness, self-honesty and nurturing—is critical to our overall well-being. This includes our daily work and how we handle complex social and professional situations. If employees keep positive, so too does a business thrive. Each of the 4 tools can stand alone, but utilized together they form a well-oiled system that can and will eliminate employee disengagement once and for all. Consider the tools as building blocks of an empowered, innovative and creative workforce AND foundational pillars for profitable, successful and socially conscious businesses. Further reflection and internalizing of the details of these tools will truly help employees and business leaders reinvigorate themselves, their businesses and the American workforce. Take personal action. Recognize there is a better way to build work systems. Basic knowledge and tools, self-reflection, self-assessment and courage are required of workers at all levels, in all industries and businesses of all sizes.
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Kate Taylor Design
610 Riverdale Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11207 www.gwenmooreprofessional.com (917) 355-8346
2001 Oriental Boulevard, Building T7, Room 7211 Brooklyn, NY 11235 www.brightonballet.org (718) 769-9161
1401 86th Street Brooklyn, NY 11228 www.scarpaci.biz 718-331-8000
Clothing, Jewelry & Fashion Beroep Inc. 183 Lorraine Street, 3rd floor TI Artist Studios 86 Brooklyn, NY 11231 www.beroeptech.com
640 Dean Street, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11238 http://www.katetaylordesign.com/ (339) 225-1660
Brooklyn, NY 11236 www.lalandbaptiste.com 718-629-2477
S&M Expediting, Inc. 9054 Ft. Hamilton Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11209 Www.sandmexpediting.com 718-833-2333
Economic Development Industrial & Technology Assistance Corporation
277 7th Street, #5A Brooklyn, NY 11215 www.leungdesigns.com (917) 902-7033
83 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10038 www.itac.org (212) 809-3900
Pitkin Avenue BID
One Bowerman Drive Beaverton, OR 97005 www.nike.com 503-671-4636
1572 Pitkin Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11212 www.pitkinbid.org 718-483-1459
Rina S. Young Jewelry
PO Box 1377 New York, NY 10013 www.opticverve.com (917) 686-3159
Community Service Organizations Eladia’s Kids 264 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217 www.eladiaskids.com 718.230.7560
exalt youth 175 Remsen Street, #1000 Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.exaltyouth.org 347.621.6100
HeartShare Human Services of New York 12 MetroTech Center, 29th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 http://www.heartshare.org, www.hsvsnyc.org (718) 422-3210
United Way of New York City 205 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017 www.unitedwaynyc.org 212-251-4003
Construction Services & Supplies BoroLand Surveying, P.C. 353 Court Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 718-624-5500
Howell Petroleum Products 317A Halsey Street Brooklyn, NY 11216 http://weblink.ibrooklyn.com/constructionsuppliesservices/howell-petroleumproducts-157467 (718) 453-0770
JJM Services Plumbing 3334 Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11229 718-998-9200
Laland Baptiste 8513 Coventry Road
New York City College of Technology/ CUNY 300 Jay Street, Suite 319 Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.citytech.cuny.edu (718) 260-5400
Environmental Products & Services GridMarket 4 Lexington Avenue, Suite 9G New York, NY 10010 www.gridmarket.com 917 855-7152
Newtown Creek Group 2318 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11233 www.newtowncreek.info (347) 267-9617
Facility Management & Janitorial Services Petri Plumbing & Heating Inc. 901 Bay Ridge Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219 www.petriplumbing.com (718) 748-1254
Summit Facility Solutions 1354 Old Northern Blvd Roslyn, NY 11576 www.summitfacilitysolutions.com 516.418.2130
James Weir Floral Co. 155 Montague Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.JamesWeirFloral.net (718) 624-0270
Food Products Aramark - Higher Education One University Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11201 http://www.aramark.com (267) 314-4672
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Renewed Members Bogopa Service, Corp. 650 Fountain Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208 www.myfoodbazaar.com (718) 346-6500
Cousin John’s Cafe & Bakery 70 7th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217 www.cousinjohnsbakery.com (718) 622-7333
D. Coluccio & Sons, Inc. 1214 60th Street Brooklyn, NY 11219 www.dcoluccioandsons.com (718) 436-6700
Eat Chic Chocolates 630Flushing Ave, Suite 802 Brooklyn, NY 11201 https://www.eatchicchocolates.com/ 347-326-1726
Joseph Shalhoub and Son, Inc. 1258 Prospect Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11218 www.joraycandy.com (718) 871-6300
Villabate-Alba Pasticceria & Bakery 7001 18th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11204 www.villabate.com (718) 331-8430
Graphic Design Spotlight Design 619 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11213 www.spotlightdesign.com (718) 493-2866
Home Furnishings Aurora Lampworks Inc. 310 Scholes Street Brooklyn, NY 11206 www.auroralampworks.com (718) 384-6039
Bolé Road Textiles 751 Franklin Avenue, #625 Brooklyn, NY 11238 www.boleroadtextiles.com 917-685-4631
DecoRada Wall Covering 1376 East 31st Street Brooklyn, NY 11210 www.decorada.com (917) 755-3915
Evan Z. Crane 75 Fort Greene Place, #4 Brooklyn, NY 11217 www.evanzcrane.com 917-601-2055
Lights Up 148 39th Street, Unit 5 Brooklyn, NY 11232 www.lightsup.info 718.499.4209
LWM Woodwork c/o SuperSmith 125 Dikeman Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 www.lukemalaney.crevado.com (516) 784-9040
Stefan Hepner Studio 252 Norman Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222 www.stefanhepner.com (347) 678-1045
Think Fabricate, LLC 25 Chapel Street, Suite 900 Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.thinkfabricate.com (718) 797-1041
Turntable Lab 20 Jay Street, Suite 1014 Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.linephono.com (718) 858-9620
Hotels & Accommodations Aloft New York Brooklyn 216 Duffield Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.aloftnewyorkbrooklyn.com 347 390 1883
Holiday Inn Downtown 300 Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/ brooklyn/lgabr/hoteldetail 212.624.9114
The LOOK hotel, Red Hook 17 Seabring Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 www.lookhotels.com 718-222-3200
The Tillary Hotel Brooklyn 85 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 http://www.dazzlerbrooklyn.com 718-329-9537
Wythe Hotel 80 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11249 www.wythehotel.com 718- 460-8000
Industrial & Manufacturing Services Argosy Designs, Inc. 29 Ash Street, #101 Brooklyn, NY 11222 www.argosydesigns.com 718 596 6154
Belmont Metals, Inc. 330 Belmont Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11207 www.belmontmetals.com (718) 342-4900
Commodore Manufacturing Corporation 4312 2nd Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11232 http://weblink.ibrooklyn.com/ furnishingsaccessories-(manufacturers)/ commodore-manufacturing-corporation-164000 (718) 788-2600
Information Technology CDL500 424 Lafayette Ave, #4 Brooklyn, NY 11238 http://CDL500.com/ 215-527-8979
Pharmacies & Pharmaceuticals
Brooklyn, NY 11215 www.scottadito.com (718) 499-0280
Yellow Magnolia Cafe
1556 63rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11219 www.gericarepharm.com (718) 234-8800
990 Washington Avenue (Inside Brooklyn Botanic Garden) Brooklyn, NY 11225 www.yellowmagnoliacafe.com 718-307-7136
Printers, Publishing & Publications
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn United Ties, LLC
16 Court Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.brooklyneagle.com (718) 422-7410
Canarsie Courier Publications, Inc. 1142 East 92nd Street Brooklyn, NY 11236 www.canarsiecourier.com (718) 257-0600
One Stop Blueprinting & Digital Copy LLC 757 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11232 www.onestopblueprinting.com (718) 499-6466
Real Estate Brokers Bergen Basin Realty LLC 5817 Avenue N Brooklyn, NY 11234 www.bergenbasin.com (718) 763-4110
CPEX Real Estate
8320 13th Avenue Unit 280224 Brooklyn, NY 11228 www.BrooklynUnitedTies.com (347) 470-9374
Greenlight Bookstore 686 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 www.greenlightbookstore.com (718) 246-0200
Security Citadel Security Agency 34 91st Street, Suite B Brooklyn, NY 11209 www.citadelsecurityagency.com 212.509.5570
IRL Systems, Inc. 1650 Bath Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11214 http://www.irlsystems.com (718) 491-0642
81 Willoughby Street, 8th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.cpexre.com (718) 935-1800
Special Events Services & Venues
Jar Midwood Corp.
128 32nd Street, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11232 www.brucethompsoncreative.com 646-486-2821
1181 East 22nd Street Brooklyn, NY 11210 http://www.ripcony.com (212) 750-6565
New Millennium Real Estate Corp. 443 4th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 www.7184992000.com (718) 499-2000
Bruce Thompson Creative Services, Inc.
Sports Establishments The Madison Square Garden Company Two Pennsylvania Plaza, 16th Floor New York, NY 10121 www.msg.com 212-465-6082
Real Estate Development & Management
7 Penn Plaza, Suite 600 New York, NY 10001 www.douglastondevelopment.com (718) 224-7147
1 Rockefeller Plaza, 18th Floor New York, NY 10020 http://www.att.com 212-205-0682
Law Office of Jason H. Rosenblum, PLLC
155 Water Street Suite 618 Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.jhrlegal.com (718) 246-8482
520 West 27th Street, Suite 403 New York, NY 10001 http://www.flankonline.com (212) 352-8224
120 East 23rd Street, 8th Floor New York, NY 10010 https://www.charter.com/ 212-598-3417
Marcus Attorneys PLLC
10 West Forest Avenue Englewood, NJ 7631 www.sitexgroup.com 929.226.6906
140 West Street, 30th Floor New York, NY 10007 www.verizon.com (212) 321-8110
Recycling & Waste Removal
Tourism & Travel
Mailing & Courier Services
Metropolitan Paper Recycling Inc.
847 Shepherd Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208 www.metropaperrecycling.com 718.257.8584
154 Grand Street New York, NY 10013 http://www.urbanadventures.com/ 347-878-8444
Law Firms & Legal Services
13 Greene Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238 www.marcusattorneys.com (718) 643-6555
1164 49th Street Brooklyn, NY 11219 www.meyershipping.com 718-633-9214
Restaurants & Caterers
Moving & Storage
Dyker Beach Golf Course
New York Building Congress, Inc.
Treasure Island Storage
Dyker Beach Golf Course 1020 86th Street Brooklyn, NY 11228 www.dykerbeachgc.com 718-836-9722
183 Lorraine Street (not mailing address) Brooklyn, NY 11231 www.tistorage.com 212.840.5588
Office Supplies & Equipment Talas 330 Morgan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211 www.talasonline.com (646) 893-6676
1040 Avenue of the Americas, 21st Floor New York, NY 10018 www.buildingcongress.com (212) 481-9230
Runner and Stone 285 3rd Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 http://www.runnerandstone.com/ 718-576-3360
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